New organization "KOUBA" established in Tsubamesanjo area, Niigata Prefecture.
(President: Kazuya Saito, Dots & Lines, based in Sanjo City, Niigata Prefecture) and Hirohisa Yokoyama (President: Side, based in Sanjo City, Niigata Prefecture), young managers engaged in manufacturing and industrial support in the Tsubame-Sanjo area of Niigata Prefecture established a new organization, KOUBA, with the aim of providing broad support for manufacturing in the Tsubame-Sanjo area. The new organization and its business
Outline of the new organization and its business
KOUBA will focus on four major projects, including projects for local factories that want to “change their management” or “develop new products,” and for people who want to use the region for tourism, events, and other purposes.
In addition, we are preparing to incorporate as a general incorporated association in the next fiscal year for the purpose of continuous operation in the future. We will provide more details on each of our projects and activities as they become available.
Outline of the Organization
Name: KOUBA (to be incorporated as a general incorporated association in FY2024)
Representative: Kazuya Saito
Executive Director: Hirohisa Yokoyama
Contact: [email protected] (Attn: Kubo)
About the four projects
In response to issues such as human resource development and management shortages, we will implement “educational projects” centered on study sessions and workshops on management, creativity, DX, etc., in order for Tsubame-Sanjo factories to acquire the ability to learn and implement on their own.
We will implement “manufacturing projects” aimed at creating a new manufacturing environment, such as matching support and product development support projects, in order to create a chemical reaction between the advanced skills of craftsmen and the creative approach of creators.
We will implement “tourism projects” to plan tours throughout the year for general tourism and for companies, organizations, and designers who want to make products in Tsubame-Sanjo. We will create opportunities for a deeper understanding and utilization of the region.
We will implement “event projects” to communicate the activities of factories and production areas from a variety of perspectives. While being an extension of day-to-day activities, these events will create opportunities for local factories to make presentations that serve as their goals.
As the first such project, we will hold the “Tsubame-Sanjo Festival of Factories” under management contract with the Tsubame-Sanjo Local Industry Promotion Center (Tsubame Sanjo).
For more information, please see the press release.